Netflix finally added in their platform a feature that will help their indecisive users. This feature is called “Play Something”. Fortunately, this feature is for those of you who find it difficult to choose among the thousands of movies and shows available. Basically, you can simply click on “shuffle play” and it will show you a movie selected randomly.
You might be thinking, is this an actual problem to be solved? For some, yes. There are a lot of users that spend 30 minutes or so just trying to find the best movie or series to watch. Instead of spending your time watching a movie or show, you spend it choosing what to watch.
Netflix has thousands of content to choose from, making it harder for us to pick. This is still a concern even with the fact that Netflix continuously loses licensed content from various channels. These channels like Disney and NBC pull out their shows and movies to show in their own streaming services. However, the decision making process is still a struggle for some users making this feature a great addition to Netflix.
“Play Something” Feature
As described by Gizmodo, Netflix added a feature called “Play Something” which eliminates the stress of users looking for the next thing to watch. This will enable users to randomly select a movie or show based on users’ algorithm.
This feature has been tested out prior to its release. It also has undergone different trial names like “Shuffle Play”, before they decided on the term “Play Something”.
Once you pressed this option, Netflix will choose a movie or show for you based on your tastes. It will immediately play the movie or TV series that it chose for you. It may be something that you’ve never seen before, something that you’ve watched but didn’t finish, something related to what you watched before. There are numerous possibilities.
What if you do not like the movie chosen for you? You can simply choose “Play Something Else”. Then another movie or series will be played.
How Can I Try It?
If you want to try it yourself, you may use this from your Netflix app on your TV. For you to use this newest feature, you can find the option underneath your profile name, in the navigation menu on the left side of the screen, and in the tenth row of the Netflix homepage.
Netflix also added that this feature supports Text-to-Speech command, you can simply shuffle through thousands of content with a simple voice command.
The negative side of it is it is only available on your television for now. However, Netflix plans to bring this feature on mobile devices soon.
What’s in store this May?
Aside from this exciting feature to try in your next movie night, there are also a lot to choose from with the new releases for the month of May. Among the new titles include G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Lovely Bones, and Zombieland.
With this additional feature, users may be more glued to their remote control and television. Try it and let us know if you like this “Play Something” feature in the comment below.